VC  Arete Corporation

http://www.arete-microgen.com





     Office Locations:

P.O. Box 1299
Center Harbor, NH 03226
Phone: 603-253-9797
Fax: 603-253-9799

 

Stages:

  • Early


 

Industries:

  • Energy & Clean Tech

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    Description:

    Arete Corporation has been managing venture capital funds focused on the needs and interests of the electric and gas utility industries since 1983. As manager of the Micro-Generation Technology Fund, formed in 1997 and completed in 2008, Arete provides equity capital to entrepreneurial companies that are developing and introducing to the market micro-generation technologies and related systems. The five Utech Funds addressed ventures related to the needs and interests of the electric and gas utility industries. Arete's most recent SC Green Tech Ventures, LLC, was completed at the end of 2009 and focuses on investments in alternative energy.



    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B
       
       
     

    Investment Team:


    Name   Title
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    Jerry D. Geist Advisor
    Philip B. Smith Advisor
    Robert W. Shaw President

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Acal Energy
        web link


      ActaCell
        web link


      Angstrom Power
        web link


      BandGap Engineering
        web link


      Beacon Power
        web link


      Boston-Power Corporation
        web link


      Capstone Turbine
        web link


      Evergreen Solar
        web link


      H2Gen Innovations
        web link


      Hydrogenics Corporation
        web link


      Lilliputian Systems
        web link


      Northern Power Systems
        web link


      Proton Energy Systems
        web link


     

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